Spellbinders Faith, Hope And Peace

Hey there! Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Is it too early for Christmas cards? I don’t know that I’ve ever made a Christmas or holiday card in August! But … All the new Christmas goodies on the Spellbinders website are just too good to resist! Today’s card is featuring the new Layered Christmas Tree Stencil. I had a lot of fun with this one, so let’s get right into the details!

I began by adhering the Layered Christmas Tree Stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using masking tape. Then I started ink blending on the open tree portion using Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness. I also used Distress Oxide Mustard Seed for the star. I switched to the detailed tree portion of the stencil and applied a good layer of Tacky When Dry Gel Medium and set that aside to dry. I also did the same to the detailed portion of the star. I repeated this process to make two trees.

I cut a panel of Neenah 110lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card, and also used the Spellbinders Color Block Scenic Scape dies to cut some “hills.” I adhered the hills to the panel using liquid glue, but leaving an open area on one of the hills so that I could tuck the second tree in there. I then used the snowfall portion of the stencil and applied Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel Iridescent over the panel and set that aside to dry.

Now that the tacky medium has dried clear, I sprinkled Crystal Glitter over the trees to give them a nice sparkle. For the gold on the yellow star, I used Tonic Studios Nuvo Gold Gilding Flakes, and just rubbed them on with my finger. Remember, I had put tacky medium on that as well. I then fussy cut the trees and the star. I used Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments to add all of the gold baubles. I did reinforce those with glue, just to be sure they didn’t fall off.

I tucked one of the trees in the open space that I had left on the hills and glued it there. I glued the star to the other tree and put foam tape on the back of that one and adhered it atop the panel. I used the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 to gold foil one of the sentiments, and adhered it to the panel using foam tape again. All of this was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That does it for this project. A super fun card to make! I hope it inspires you to get crafty. Hop over to the Spellbinders website to check out all of the new Christmas and holiday goodies they have to offer! You won’t be disappointed. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Chill Bear Warm Holiday Wishes

Hello and welcome back! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’re having an awesome day! How cute is this polar bear?! I was so excited to play with the new Spellbinders Chill Bear dies and couldn’t wait to get my hands on them! So let’s just get right to it with the details of the card.

To begin, I pulled out a piece of light blue cardstock from my stash and trimmed it just smaller than an A2 card. I was going for a night sky type of effect, but I didn’t want it too dark. I ink blended around the edges of the blue panel using Distress Oxide Faded Jeans, Prize Ribbon and Black Soot, and then did some white splatter using Royal Talens Amsterdam Titanium White Acrylic Ink.

While the splatter was drying, I die cut the Chill Bear from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I also die cut just the face with pink cardstock from my stash, as well as, black cardstock so that I could inlay those tiny pieces. I cut two additional legs and adhered those using liquid glue. I also die cut the snout and used Copic Markers C00, N0 and 110 black to color it.

I used the Spellbinders Color Block Scenic Scape dies to cut some “hills” and adhered those to the bottom of the blue panel using glue. I put foam tape on the back of the bear and adhered it atop the hills. I used the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 foil plates to gold foil the sentiment strip. The foiled sentiment actually says, Warm Holiday Wishes, but I trimmed off the wishes part, because I wanted to use a different wishes.

The gold wishes sentiment is from the Spellbinders Christmas Mix & Match Sentiments. I die cut the Wishes once from Spellbinders Mirror Gold cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb and glued them all together. I adhered the sentiment strip to the panel using foam tape and adhered the wishes portion underneath using glue. While I was die cutting sentiments, I decided to die cut the scarf in gold as well. The panel was then adhered to a black panel before adhering to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That does it! I thought this card turned out super cute! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Stop by the Spellbinders website to check out all the new Christmas and holiday goodies! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Pinkfresh studio great friend

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome back to my blog! I hope you are doing well and having a beautiful day! Today’s project is featuring a favorite product of mine, PinkFresh Studio washi tape! I just can’t get enough! I recently HAD to order three more sets, including this one, Hydrangea and Rose! It’s just so beautiful! All of the washi sets are absolutely gorgeous, and really make for quick, easy and beautiful cards! So let’s get into the details!

I began this project by grabbing a piece of Fluid Hot Press Watercolor paper. This is just the paper that I have on hand. I did some very light ink smooshing using Distress Oxide Spray Spun Sugar, and set it aside to dry.

I went ahead and die cut both of the PinkFresh Stitched Scalloped Rectangles from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I separated the larger of the frames and adhered foam tape to the back of it, as well as, adhering some to the smaller frame. I had already gotten my PinkFresh Hydrangea and Rose washi tape ready to go. I usually do four or five sets at a time and put them all in a baggie so that they are ready when I want to use them. And to do this, I cut a sheet of Neenah 110lb in half lengthwise, adhere the washi and use the coordinating die to cut them.

I trimmed the watercolor panel just smaller than the larger frame and went ahead and adhered those together, and then I adhered the smaller frame in the center. I die cut the PinkFresh Leafy Branch from gold cardstock, because I love adding those extra pops of gold to bring out the gold from the washi tape. I also gold foiled the sentiment using the PinkFresh Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil Plate, along with the coordinating die. When cutting the sentiment, I also cut extra from additional cardstock for stacking purposes.

I adhered the pieces of the sentiment together using liquid glue and began playing around with the placement of everything. I glued the gold leaves first and then arranged everything else atop the leaves and frames using a combination of glue and foam tape. To finish up, I added some PinkFresh Gold Metallic Pearls and adhered everything to my card base, which is Neenah 110lb.

That finishes up this project for today! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll check out the PinkFresh Studio washi tapes. Very easy to use and oh so great for quick, yet beautiful cards! Have an awesome day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders July Clubs Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today, the Spellbinders team is spotlighting the July Clubs with an awesome blog hop! Comment along the hop for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Spellbinders! Details below. I’m showcasing a card that I created using the July Card Kit of the Month, so let’s jump right in!

I began this project by trimming a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card. I popped the panel in the Misti and repeatedly stamped the two larger flowers from the included stamp set with VersaMark ink, and white heat embossed those using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder.

I did some light ink blending over the panel using Distress Oxide inks Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China. Once the ink blending was complete, I adhered the panel to a card base, which is also included in the card kit.

I loved the Bonjour sentiment in the ephemera pack, so I placed foam tape on the back of that and adhered it towards the bottom of my card. I wanted a sub-sentiment, so I foiled the Hello Friend sentiment, which is from the Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments II set, using Champagne foil. I adhered that under the main sentiment using foam tape as well.

To finish up the project, I adhered two of the included dimensional butterflies for added interest. I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Head over to Spellbinders to check out all of the clubs they have to offer!

As I mentioned above, to celebrate the release of the July clubs, we are having an awesome blog hop! We are giving away a $50 gift certificate to three lucky blog readers, so hop along for your chance to win! Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 18th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Tuesday. Winners are responsible for shipping costs, duties and taxes. Please note, gift certificates cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. They can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases. The full hop list is below! Happy hopping!

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Becca Feeken
Tina Smith
Bibi Cameron
Annie Williams
Becky Roberts
Yasmin Diaz
Jennifer Snyder
Kathy Clement
Hussena Calcuttawala
Marie Heiderscheit
Jill Hilliard
Laurie Willison
Ilina Crouse
Virginia Lu
Emily Midgett
Jean Manis
Sheri Holt
Sandra Nagel
Joy Baldwin
Rosemary Dennis
Henriëtte van Mierlo
Betty Wright
Melody Rupple
Jenny Colacicco
Emily Leiphart
Vera Yates
Tracy Ware (You are Here)
Gemma Campbell
Alanna Moses
Michelle Starcher
Deborah Jenkins
Erin Thompson
Birgit Norton
Michelle Sheler
Sandhya Iyer
Jennifer Kotas
Jessica Vasher
Olga Direktorenko
Karen Brown
Tanya Boser
Martha Lucia Gomez
Amy Kolling

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PinkFresh Studio Miss You Butterflies

Hello Friends and Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a great week! Thanks for stopping by to check out my new butterflies card featuring the new Small Butterflies combo from PinkFresh Studio! This is such a beautiful set! I can’t wait to try the butterflies again in different foil and ink combinations! Let’s jump right in, shall we?

To begin the project, I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and foiled the Small Butterflies using Spellbinders Champagne foil. Then I did some light ink blending on them with PinkFresh Studio inks, Sky Blue, Slumber, Blue Jay and Misty Coast, using the coordinating stencil set. Once the ink blending was done, I used the coordinating die to run them through the die cutting machine. I also foiled the Perfect Sentiments plate using the same Champagne foil and ran those through the machine using the coordinating die for those as well.

While die cutting, I went ahead and cut a frame using the Slim Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, and also did a little ink blending on that as well, using the same Sky Blue ink. I cut another panel of Neenah 110lb and pulled out the Diamond Motif stencil and lightly ink blended some Misty Coast ink on that. I put foam tape on the back of the frame and adhered it to the Diamond Motif panel. I also cut a couple pieces of the Leafy Branch to add to the panel as well.

I glued only the base of the stems of the Leafy Branch to the Motif panel and added the butterflies using foam tape for dimension. I adhered this to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. To finish up the project, I added my Miss You sentiment from the Perfect Sentiments set using a combination of glue and foam tape. And .. no project is complete without some bling, so I added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels

That does it for this project! I might actually be in love with these butterflies! So much so, that I might have to order the larger ones! I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope you’re inspired to get crafty too! Stay awesome sweet friend!

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PinkFresh Studio Folk Art Birds Congrats

Hey there Crafty Friend! Woohoo for Friday, right?!? I hate to admit, but I have a huge bin of products that I just haven’t gotten around to using yet. Do you have a bin or pile that you haven’t gotten around to yet? So for this project, I pulled out some of the PinkFresh products in there and got to work!

To begin this project, I hot foiled the PFS Folk Art Birds using Spellbinders Champagne foil on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and then did some ink blending using the coordinating stencils and PFS inks Mint, Raspberry Bliss and Sparkling Rose. Then, I used the coordinating PFS Folk Art Birds die, and ran it through my die cutting machine.

I also ran a panel of Neenah 110lb through the die cutting machine using the PFS Stitches Background, because I wanted some interest and that subtle hint of texture behind my birds. I placed foam tape on the back of all of the Folk Art Bird pieces and adhered those to my stitched panel. I used the PFS Leafy Branch Die to cut one piece from gold cardstock and trimmed that into pieces so that I could tuck them around the leaves from the foiled pieces with glue.

I foiled the PFS Perfect Sentiments Foil Plate using the same Champagne foil and cut those out using the coordinating die. I cut the sentiments two more times from Neenah 110lb so that I could glue those to the corresponding sentiments for dimension. I chose the Congrats sentiment from this set, because this card kinda seems wedding-ish, and glued that directly atop the Folk Art Bird pieces.

To finish up, I adhered the panel to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb cardstock. I debated on whether to add jewels, but decided against it since there was so much shine as it was. I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty!

Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Heartfelt Thanks from the Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection

Hello Crafters and welcome back! I was super excited when asked to play with products from the Spellbinders Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken! What a beautiful collection this is! Today’s project is featuring the Heartfelt Thanks Vignette, so let’s get into the project!

To begin, I cut all of the die elements from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb cardstock. I also cut the backing die for the sentiment panel once from black cardstock. I adhered the Heartfelt Thanks panel to that black panel using Craft Tacky Glue. I took the trimmed oval insert portion and used the Flower Pattern Glimmer Hot Foil plate to add Sky Bright foil for some added interest.

I adhered all of the oval sections together using a combination of glue and foam tape. I used the Hemstitch Rectangles to cut a panel of black cardstock, and adhered that to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. I then glued the oval panels atop that. For more added interest, I used the Mini Blooms and Sprigs Die set to cut some matching blue flowers, yellow centers and green leaves and adhered those to the card using glue and foam tape as well.

Super simple card today! Die cutting is my jam, and I love solely die cut cards! I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! What’s your favorite technique on cards? I’d love to know in the comments! Hop over and check out the entire Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection from Spellbinders!

Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes

Hey Friends! So glad you stopped by today! I was super excited to play with products from the new Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken from Spellbinders! Have you checked it out yet? For today’s project, I’m playing with the Beautiful Inside and Out Sentiments Stamp set! Let’s get into it!

To begin this project, I cut two pieces of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and foiled the Spellbinders Glimmering Peony Hot Foil Plate using Champagne Foil. Champagne is my go-to color for foil! I just ordered a bunch of new to me colors, so I may find a new favorite in those, but who knows! While I already had the Glimmer machine going, I went ahead and foiled the Skinny Stripe Background using the same foil on another panel of Neenah 110. Anyhoo, I went to town coloring the foiled peonies using Copic Markers Y00, Y08, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG11, YG13 and YG17.

Once those were colored, I fussy cut them and placed foam tape on the back of both. I took the Skinny Stripe panel, trimmed it down and popped it in the Misti and stamped my sentiment from the Beautiful Inside and Out Sentiments, using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I removed the backing from the foam tape on the flowers and adhered those to my striped panel and trimmed off the excess.

I adhered the striped panel to a black cardstock panel for some contrast and then adhered those to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. I decided to foil another peony and fussy cut that to adhere on the inside of the card where I stamped the other sentiment using the same VersaFine ink. To finish up the card, I added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels for some bling.

That does it for this card! I hope you like it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty in your space! Hop over and check out the entire Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection! Lots of fun things to look at!

Stay awesome my crafty friend!

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Spellbinders Truly Yours Collection

Hello Crafters and welcome back to my blog! I was super excited when I was asked to create a few projects using the Spellbinders Truly Yours Collection! This is such an awesome collection because it features Glimmer plates, dies and even a great sentiment stamp set! So let’s get into today’s four projects!

For my first project, Sending Hugs Floral, I’m featuring the Rings Around the Circle Die set, a sentiment from the Mini Sincere Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die set, as well as some flowers from the Heart Swans Die set. To begin my project, I die cut the Rings Around the Circle dies from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and some yellow cardstock.

I adhered the white circles to my card panel in a random pattern, and inlaid the small yellow circles into the big circles using glue. I then die cut the flowers and leaves from the Heart Swans Die set using blue, green and yellow cardstock, and adhered the centers of the flowers. The flowers were then adhered to the middle of the circles using a combination of glue and 3M Foam Tape.

Using gold foil, I hot foiled the Sending Hugs sentiment from the Mini Sincere Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die set and adhered that to my panel using foam tape. My panel was then adhered to my card base, which is also 110lb cardstock.

On my next project, Miss You Heart Swans, using gold foil, I doubled foiled the two largest plates from the Essential Glimmer Label Glimmer Hot Foil Plates on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I then die cut the wreath from the Cameo Etched Dies set from the same cardstock and adhered it to my foiled panel using glue. I die cut the swans from the Heart Swans Die set and lightly ink blended some PinkFresh Studio Sparkling Rose around the edges, and adhered those over the wreath using foam tape.

I die cut the flowers from the swan set using pinks and green cardstock and adhered the centers of the flowers. I then adhered the flowers around the the gold foil using glue and foam tape for dimension. I stamped the Miss You sentiment from the I’m Here for You Stamp and Die set using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I glued the sentiment directly to the swans in the center. My panel was then adhered to my card base.

My third project, You’re on My Mind Floral, ended up being my favorite project of them all! I loved these little flowers so much that I decided to make my own background using them. For this one, I die cut a bunch of flowers and leaves from the Bouquet of Flowers Die set using blue, pink, purple, yellow and green cardstock and adhered the stems and flower centers using glue. I then arranged and glued them atop a gold splattered panel, trimming off the excess as needed.

I then adhered my panel to a pink panel, and then to my card base, which is 110lb cardstock. Using gold foil, I foiled the sentiment from the Mini Sincere Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die set, trimmed it out, and adhered it to my card using foam tape for dimension. To finish up, I added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels Mix to the larger flowers, because I thought some bling was in order!

For my last project, I die cut the two largest Elliptical Ovals Dies from black and white cardstock and glued those together, and then glued those to a black splattered panel. I then die cut the dress portions of the Paper Coutour Dress Dies from black cardstock, and the bow and hanger portions using glitter cardstock, and adhered those together. I again used the flowers and leaves from the Heart Swans Die set to cut those out of white cardstock.

I adhered the dress to the ovals using foam tape, and adhered the white flowers around the ovals using a combination of glue and foam tape. I then attached my panel to a panel of black cardstock to pull all of the black elements together, and then to a card base. Using silver foil, I hot foiled the sentiment from the Mini Sincere Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die set, trimmed it down and glued it to the bow of the dress. To finish this card, I added some silver embellishments to the flowers for some added bling.

That does it for my projects featuring the Truly Yours Collection from Spellbinders! I hope you enjoyed them, and I hope they inspire you to get crafty!

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Spellbinders Deer Friend

Sweet Cardlets Collection II by Becca Feeken

Hello! Hello! I was super excited to be able to play with the new Deer Friend Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die Set from Becca Feeken! This is such a cute little set and made the sweetest card. Let’s get started!

To begin, I trimmed a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and heated up the Glimmer Hot Foil System. Using the Quick Trimmer, I trimmed some strips of Champagne Foil so that I could use the largest of the Essential Glimmer Rectangles set. Yana Smakula’s hinge method of foiling works GREAT, so I used that to position the foil strips and popped it on to hot foil. While everything was already hot, I went ahead and foiled all of the elements of the Deer Friend set.

I used Copic Markers E000, E00, YG11, YG13, RV00 and RV10 to color the deer and florals, and used the coordinating dies in the set to cut them out. I also used the Simply Perfect Layered Blooms Set to cut some florals and leaves from pinks and green cardstock. I went ahead and adhered the floral pieces together using Craft Tacky Glue.

To assemble the card, I used foam tape for the sentiment and the deer in the bottom right corner, and used a combination of glue and foam tape to adhere the blooms and leaves in the upper left corner. I had a bloom left over, so I tucked it down around the sentiment. I added PinkFresh Studio Jewels to the centers of the flowers, because every card needs bling! Am I right?!?! I attached my panel to a Neenah 110lb card base to finish it up.

I hope you enjoyed this project! I think this deer is the cutest and really enjoyed playing with it! Don’t forget to check out the entire Sweet Cardlets II Collection from Becca Feeken. There’s other super cute stuff in this collection!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stay awesome!

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